• Bilingual Stabilization Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/23/2018 12:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    Bilingual Stabilization Counselors provide support services to youth enrolled in Seneca’s Intensive Stabilization Services (ISS). The purpose of the ISS program is to provide community-based support to youth who have recently experienced crises and either do not meet criteria for hospitalization or are stepping down after being hospitalized and need services immediately. Stabilization Counselors provide goal-focused mental health interventions to children and families who are exhibiting behaviors that impede their ability to form and maintain lasting relationships, and which might jeopardize placements, both at home and in school.


    Stabilization Counselors work with youth to increase their enjoyment of life and learn the coping skills needed to create and sustain meaningful relationships with family, friends, and their community. This program is designed to be comprised of short term intensive services that bridge families to long term support. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in increasing their first-hand experience and knowledge in clinical fields, especially those with an aspiration for grad school. 


    “We are the net that catches our kiddos in their fall after an event or crisis. We get the opportunity to support their safe transition into long term services and back with family” - Seneca Employee


    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.


    For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • Design and implement creative activities targeted at improving social and emotional functioning of youth.
    • Work in coordination with the ISS Program Supervisor and outside providers to develop a long-term care plan.
    • Respond to crisis situations for ISS families as they arise.
    • Collaborate with County and community partners to communicate strength, progress and challenges.
    • Provide family centered narrative that advocates for the needs of the youth and family with focused attention on barriers to treatment when making recommendations.
    • Provide emotional and behavioral interventions for youth.
    • Complete any necessary documentation in a timely and complete manner.
    • All other duties as applied by ISS Program Supervisor.


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Bilingual Spanish/ English abilities required
    • Own vehicle, California Driver's License, and insurance
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Prefer experience in working with children in residential care and/or in the community.
    • A passion for bringing joy to youth and families.


    • Full-time, Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday.
    • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work evening hours.
    • Several 24-hour on-call shifts for Crisis Response every month


    • Competitive salary, additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities upon passing Language Exam.
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents.
    • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off.
    • Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
    • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
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